The Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) was established in 2016 to advise the Secretary of State (SOS) on issues related to language accessibility of elections and election materials. The mission of the LAAC is to advise and assist the SOS with implementation of federal and state laws relating to access of the electoral process by low English proficiency (LEP) voters, so that all voters can understand the voting process. The LAAC also provides recommendations identifying and prioritizing activities, programs, and policies to ensure every voter has equal access to the ballot.

The responsibilities of the committee include:

  1. Providing expertise on language accessibility issues.
  2. Promoting language accessibility initiatives.
  3. Responding to the Secretary of State’s questions regarding language


  • The next meeting of the LAAC:
    • Date: July 10, 2024
    • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Upcoming meetings of the LAAC:
    • September 11, 2024
    • November 13, 2024

Meeting Agendas and Minutes


  • Secretary of State's Office, Elections Division
  • Ryan Reece
  • (916) 695-1560
  • rreece@sos.ca.gov

The committee can be reached at the LAAC email, laac@sos.ca.gov, or by postal mail at

1500 11th Street, Floor 5
Sacramento, CA 95814

County Toolkit

County Language Accessibility Advisory Committee Toolkit (PDF)

This toolkit offers guidelines and practices to help county elections offices establish a LAAC and create a meaningful and helpful role for it to serve the limited English proficient voters of your community.